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Rev Run's baby death tragedy

(BANG) - Run from 80s rap group Run DMC has tragically lost his newborn baby daughter.

Rapper-turned-preacher Joseph Simmons's family star in MTV reality show 'Run's House' and the birth of their sixth child was to be shown in the new series of the show.

Reverend Run's wife Justine Simmons fell pregnant during the last series and it was decided to allow the MTV cameras to film the birth.

But doctors, who delivered the baby by Caesarean section, tragically found the infant had vital organs on the outside of her body, and she died shortly afterwards.

Run has insisted he won't let the tragedy ruin his religious beliefs and has revealed he and Justine had already chosen a name for their daughter.

He released a statement saying: "On September 26, 2006, Victoria Anne Simmons, for some unknown reason, chose to come early and unfortunately did not survive. We must accept whatever is there and once you accept unconditionally, then everything is beautiful.

"Every pain has a purifying effect. So whatever comes your way, just be thankful."

Run DMC had several hits including the collaboration 'Walk this Way' with Aerosmith.

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